There's something odd about the way Capture One crops certain RAW files. Now and again, when you select the crop tool, you'll see that Capture One has chosen a default crop that's actually smaller than the full image area. • Capture One Pro 11.1 review This might seem like a minor operational annoyance and that you just need to recrop manually, … [Read more...]
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With Lightroom CC/Lightroom 6, Adobe introduced a new Lightroom Dehaze tool. This is designed to boost contrast in hazy-looking images, usually landscapes, where distant objects look washed out. Actually, though, it works in all sort of pictures – but how? Essentially, Lightroom Dehaze is a kind of localised contrast tool, boosting contrast in … [Read more...]
Apple Photos has some useful editing tools already, but with the launch of the El Capitan operating system, Apple has gone a step further with Apple Photos Extensions. These are equivalent to the the image-editing plug-ins used with Photoshop and Lightroom. Software publishers have been keen to make use of this, and already there are a number of … [Read more...]
MacPhun Focus 2 Pro does the same job as a number of other digital 'bokeh' filters. It lets you selectively defocus parts of the image to create a shallow depth of field effect. This can work well with portraits, where it can blur cluttered backgrounds, and you can use it with high-angle shots that look down on your subject to create a 'miniature' … [Read more...]
I had an interesting chat with the folks on the MacPhun stand at The Photography Show at the Birmingham NEC at the beginning of March. They were showing off two new plug-ins called Intensify and SnapHeal. Both come in standard and Pro versions, and both work as standalone apps or plug-ins for Aperture, Lightroom, Photoshop and Elements. They're … [Read more...]